Submitted by ebooks on Sat, 2012-06-30 16:12
Libraries, publishers, and writers continue to work out the kinks in providing e-books to readers. Meanwhile, publishers are using data from e-book usage to find out more about reading behavior. For example, they know just how long it takes an average reader to finish the Hunger Games trilogy.
Alexandra Alter explains how digital-book publishers and retailers know more about their readers than ever before. Amazon, Apple and Google can easily track how far readers are getting in books, how long they spend reading them and which search terms they use to find books.